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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 19, No. 2, 1982, pp.205-208
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1982-02-0205
1,2-Isopropylidene D-Glyceraldehyde as a Chiral Synthon for γ-Butyrolactone

Tetsuji Kametani, Toshio Suzuki, Masahiro Nishimura, Etsuko Sato, and Katsuo Unno

*Hoshi University, 2-4-41 Ebara, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8501, Japan


1,2-Isopropylidene D-glyceraldehyde (3) is shown to be a useful and inexpensive chiral starting material for a synthesis of γ-butyrolactones (8), (10) and (12) which are potential intermediates for secologanin and sesquiterpene lactones.